Employment Specialist

Our House, Inc.

About the organization

Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. The Our House team has defined a set of seven Guiding Principles that characterize our culture and that we intentionally seek to uphold: Hard Work, Wise Decision-Making, Community, Initiative, Integrity, Safety, and Heart.

Duties

-Provide leadership in the implementation of Our House program and services by drawing on best practices in the field, innovation, and sharing of resources
-Perform general Career Center tasks, including conducting Program Orientation, working Resource Hotline shifts, and providing case management services to residents and community members
-Client assessment and goal setting
-Pair clients with appropriate job openings based on their skills, experience, and ability
-Curate and promote job opportunities in the community
-Participate in job fairs, networking events, and community outreach activities to promote Our House, Inc.'s employment services
-Maintain accurate and up-to-date client records, documenting progress and outcomes
-Generate regular reports on program metrics, outcomes, and successes
-Help facilitate workshops and training sessions on topics such as job readiness, workplace etiquette, communication skills, and conflict resolution to help clients develop employability skills
-Provide ongoing support to clients after they secure employment, including assistance with workplace challenges, job retention strategies, and career advancement opportunities
-Provide guidance and support to clients in their job search process, including resume writing, cover letter preparation, job application submission, and interview preparation
-Conduct other duties as assigned to fulfill Our House’s mission

Qualifications

-Bachelor’s Degree preferred
-Minimum of three years of professional work experience
-Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to planning
-Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-direction
-Attention to detail and strong written and verbal communication skills
-An ability to relate with clients, show empathy, and de-escalate where appropriate
-Experience using computers for a variety of tasks
-Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
-Must be trustworthy, hard-working, positive, and adaptable
-Data management experience preferred
-Previous nonprofit experience preferred
-COVID-19 vaccination required or must meet the legal guidelines for an exemption
-Must possess a valid driver’s license and vehicle to use in performance of job. Position requires some travel within Central Arkansas.
-Must be able to pass criminal background checks, child and adult maltreatment registry checks, sex offender registry checks, and a pre-employment drug screen

Application instructions

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